Cynthia Enloe - Honorary Doctorate at the University of Iceland

31 January 2020
Cynthia Enloe - Honorary Doctorate at the University of Iceland

Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor at Clark University, world-renowned feminist scholar, and long-standing lecturer at the GEST programme, will be rewarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Languages and Cultures at the University of Iceland on 4 February 2020 at 16:00. The ceremony will take place in the Aula, Aðalbygging, at the University of Iceland. All are welcome!

World renowned for her feminist analysis on the interplay of gendered politics in the national and international arenas, Cynthia Enloe’s research pays special attention to how women’s labour is made cheap in globalised factories and how women's emotional and physical labour has been used to support many governments' war-waging policies—and how diverse women have tried to resist both of those efforts. Enloe has conducted her research in Iraq, Afghanistan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Philippines, Canada, Chile and Turkey. 

Since 2010 Dr. Enloe has visited Iceland annually and been a lecturer on gender, peace and security issues at the GEST programme at the University of Iceland. Once in Iceland, she has held many lectures and participated in conferences pertaining to peace, security issues and gender equality.

Professor Enloe's fourteen books include Maneuvers:  The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives (2004), The Curious Feminist (2004) and Globalization and Militarism (2007), as well as Nimo’s War, Emma's War:  Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War, (2011), The Real State of America:  Mapping the Myths and Truths about the United States (co-authored with Joni Seager) (2012), and Seriously!  Investigating Crashes and Crises as if Women Mattered (2013).   Her updated and revised 2nd edition of Bananas, Beaches and Bases was published by University of California Press in June 2014.